Hive Minds – 2nd series

The new series of Hive Minds starts today at 8:30 pm on BBC Four

Make sure you tune in to support the Cruciverbalists team.

You should recognise some, or all, of them.

Left to right: David Hogg (loonapick in Rookie Corner), Jane Teather (Jetdoc / Mrs John “Elgar” Henderson) and Dave Tilley (Tilsit).

If you missed it you can still see it on the iPlayer (UK only) until 7th October:



  1. Tilsit
    Posted September 8, 2016 at 6:36 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Please don’t tell me the result till 10 as I’m working! ;)

  2. Jane
    Posted September 8, 2016 at 10:13 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Wow, that was a close finish – talk about making a late run!
    Well played, Cruciverbalists.

  3. crypticsue
    Posted September 9, 2016 at 11:46 am | Permalink | Reply

    There’s a review of the programme here – makes reference to Tilsit having a ‘sausage-fingered’ moment :)–re/

  4. dutch
    Posted September 9, 2016 at 11:47 am | Permalink | Reply

    I enjoyed that – not easy – great effort at narrowing the score – would have won if it weren’t for those technicalities.

    Congrats Tilsit, Jetdoc and loonapick

    did they say you get another chance?

    • Jane
      Posted September 9, 2016 at 11:58 am | Permalink | Reply

      I’m sure that was what was said, Dutch, but no explanation given. Does every team get a second chance? Perhaps Tilsit can enlighten us.

    • crypticsue
      Posted September 9, 2016 at 12:00 pm | Permalink | Reply

      They do have another go – and the picture at the top of this post proves it, as they weren’t wearing those clothes last night ;)

      Update: the sausage-fingered one reckons they’ll be back on in about five or six weeks.

      • Dutch
        Posted September 9, 2016 at 1:23 pm | Permalink | Reply


    • Loonapick
      Posted September 11, 2016 at 8:03 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Yes, we did indeed get a second chance (a bit like a repechage), but I’d have my fingernails hauled out by the BBC if I told you how we did in the repechage.

  5. Maize
    Posted September 10, 2016 at 12:04 am | Permalink | Reply

    Just watched it on the red button – excellent show and all the Cruciverbalists carried it off with aplomb. Very impressive and good luck in Round 2.

  6. Catnap
    Posted September 13, 2016 at 2:07 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Just to say I recorded this and have now had the pleasure of watching it. Well done, Cruciverbalists. You were really excellent, and, as Dutch has pointed out, if it weren’t for those technicalilties, you would have won. Best of luck for Round 2.

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